Tips for a Terrific Teleconference

As companies go global and teams go global, face-to-face meetings become too costly because of travel expenses. As a result, more and more meetings are held via teleconference. A teleconference is attractive because it is easy to set up, the technology rarely breaks down and it is inexpensive. The audio-only limitation of the teleconference can be augmented by various web-based tools, such as WebEx from Cisco, that allows you to view a slide, brainstorm or comment using a whiteboard, see a list of meeting participants and send instant messages to each other.

Teleconferences vary according to where the participants are located. In some cases, a group in one location is seated around a conference table with a ...

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